RJM Music Technology has introduced the Mastermind LT, a MIDI foot controller they describe as low coast yet very capable. It’s a more attainable version of their Mastermind GT for working musicians.
“The trick was to reduce the cost substantially without compromising quality,” a press release states. “Building the Mastermind LT with a single LCD and a multi-color LED over every button made it possible to reduce both the cost and size. The core of the unit – the processor, memory and USB interfaces remains the same as those on RJM’s more expensive products.”
The Mastermind LT can be used to control MIDI-capable pedals on a board as well as music apps like Ableton Live, Logic, and MainStage. It has sixteen user-configurable pages for lots of flexibility. “For example,” they write, “with a button tap, you can switch between a page that select presets on your devices, another page that turns effects on and off in a multi-effect unit, and a third page that controls a phrase looper, synth or DAW.”
Other features include an expression pedal input, an external switch input, a function switch output, and a USB port. It also ships with free editor software for programming more advanced editing tasks.
The RJM Music Technology Mastermind LT is shipping now with a street price of $399.
RJM Music Technology Mastermind LT MIDI Foot Controller Features:
|7 buttons, each with a multi-color LED|
|16 button pages that can be set up to perform different functions, control multiple devices, etc.|
|A large main LCD display shows the preset number, preset name and/or song name|
|Phantom power capability allows you to run the Mastermind LT with a single MIDI cable – no separate power supply needed|
|More than one Mastermind LT can be connected together and used in multiple locations on stage|
|Expression pedal input which allows sending of continuous control MIDI messages to your effect devices|
|External switch input allows you to add an additional 1 or 2 buttons to the controller for tap tempo or any other purpose. External switches have a single color LED and can be configured to do anything that the internal switches can|
|Function switch output allows you to control channel switching on amps, 1/4-inch switching inputs on pedals, etc. Two switches are provided using a 1/4-inch TRS jack|
|USB support for direct connection to a PC or Mac. The Mastermind LT can be bus powered from the USB port|
|USB thumb drive input allows you to save and restore settings to a thumb drive|
|On board editing menus allow basic configuration for devices, MIDI CC, PC and Note messages|
|Editor software for PC and Mac allows additional configuration, including complete control over the configuration of buttons|
|Built for the rigors of the road with high-quality components throughout|
|2 year limited warranty|
|Made in the USA|